BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 2010 Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].

The Ivors will take place on Thursday 20th May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Presented since 1956, The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.  They are presented by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] and are judged by the songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

The 2010 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2009 and recognise the songwriters and composers of works, along with their UK music publisher.

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Save It For Someone Who Cares
Written by Nick Hemming
Published in the UK by Notting Hill Music

The Fear
Written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

The Last Bus
Written by Ed Adlard, Will Adlard, Ali Digby and George Eddy
Published in the UK by Chrysalis Music

Best Contemporary Song

Bonkers
Written by Dylan Mills and Armand Van Helden
Published in the UK by Notting Hill Music and Bug Music

Daniel
Written by Natasha Khan
Published in the UK by Chrysalis Music

In For The Kill 
Written by Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid
Published in the UK by Big Life Music

PRS for Music Most Performed Work

Broken Strings
Written by James Morrison, Fraser T Smith and Nina Woodford
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Chrysalis Music

The Fear
Written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin
Published in the UK by Universal Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing

The Promise
Written by Nick Coler, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Kieran Jones, Tim Powell, Jason Resch and Carla Williams
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music

Album Award

The Duckworth Lewis Method
Written by Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh
Published in the UK by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sunny Side Up
Written by Paolo Nutini
Published in the UK by Warner/Chappell Music

Tongue N’ Cheek
Written Nicholas Detnon and Dylan Mills
Published in the UK by Notting Hill Music

Best Original Film Score

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Composed by John Powell
Published in the UK by EMI Music Publishing

Skin
Composed by Hélène Muddiman
Published in the UK by Mack Mummy Music Publishing

The Young Victoria
Composed by Ilan Eshkeri
Published in the UK by Cutting Edge Music

Best Television Soundtrack

Desperate Romantics
Composed by Daniel Pemberton
Published in the UK by Moncur Street Music

Life
Composed by George Fenton
Published in the UK by Shogun Music Ltd

Red Riding 1974
Composed by Adrian Johnston
Published in the UK by Du Vintage Publishing Ltd

Best Original Video Game Score

Empire Total War
Composed by Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall, Walter Mair, Lorenzo Piggici and Simon Ravn
Published in the UK by Creative Assembly

Killzone 2
Composed by Joris de Man
Published in the UK by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Savage Moon: Waldgeist
Composed by Armin Elsaesser
Published in the UK by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

The Ivors also honour individuals with awards recognising their contribution to British music.  These awards are in the gift of BASCA, approved by The Ivors Committee.  The following `Gift of BASCA’ Awards will be presented on the day:

International Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
Outstanding Song Collection
PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
PRS for Music Special International Award
Songwriter(s) of the Year
The Ivors Classic Music Award
The Ivors Inspiration Award